Guest Editorial: The Next Generation Science Standards and Engineering for Young Learners: Beyond Bridges and Egg Drops

by: Mariel Milano

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An opinion piece that aims to engage elementary teachers with key engineering components in the NGSS, including conceptual shifts, disciplinary core ideas, and practices to effectively wield the standards as a transformative tool for classroom instruction.

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Acceleration CCC2: Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation CCC6: Structure and Function Crosscutting Concepts Disciplinary Core Ideas Disciplinary Core Ideas in Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science Electrical forces Electromagnetic forces Electrostatic forces ENCdl Engineering ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting an Engineering Problem ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution ETS1: Engineering Design ETS2.A: Interdependence of Science, Engineering, and Technology ETS2.B: Influence of Engineering, Technology, and Science on Society and the Natural World ETS2: Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society Forces and motion Friction Gravity Inertia Kindergarten Magnetism Mass Momentum Newton’s laws of motion NGSS Pedagogy Physical properties Physical Science Properties of materials Science and Engineering Practices Science Focus SEP1: Asking Questions and Defining Problems SEP2: Developing and Using Models SEP3: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations SEP4: Analyzing and Interpreting Data SEP5: Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking SEP6: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions SEP7: Engaging in Argument from Evidence SEP8: Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information Simple machines Speed Three Dimensions of the Framework and/or NGSS Vectors Velocity Weight Work


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2013Stock # sc13_051_02_10Volume 051Issue 02

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